Advocates Testify at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

MADRE and our grassroots Haitian sister organization KOFAVIV testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington DC on March 25. At the hearing, we underscored the constant threat of rape faced by women and girls in Haiti’s displacement camps and the need to take immediate steps to end sexual violence in the camps, such as the installation of lighting, the provision of security and the inclusion of grassroots women’s voices in policy-making spaces.

We compiled the following resources to provide additional information about the hearing and about MADRE’s work with KOFAVIV to combat sexual violence in Haiti. Click on the links below to read more:

To listen to audio of the testimony given by MADRE and our sisters from KOFAVIV, click here.

To read a transcript of the testimony given by MADRE and our sisters from KOFAVIV, click here

MADRE Resources:

Press Release: International Human Rights Hearing on Rape Epidemic in Haiti

Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape


Your Support in Haiti: A Year of Giving Hope

Media Hits:

One Year Later, Sexual Violence in Haiti Still Rampant
RH Reality Check, 01/13/2011

Rape runs rampant in wake of Haiti's 2010 earthquake that devastated country, report finds

NY Daily News, 01/23/2011

Violence Against Women Among Challenges in Haiti
PBS Newshour, 01/18/2011

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Kat Noel, Website & Media Coordinator
PHONE: +1 212 627 0444
EMAIL: media@madre.org

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